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True Type fonts and XFree86 --- by Jim Weeks15 July 2000
Once that port is installed, you need to create the directory /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType
which is where XfStt looks for fonts. Next, you should populate the directory with
fonts. TrueType (*.ttf) fonts are easily found and several are even available for
download on the Microsoft web site. One way to get the fonts is to zip the font
directory on that old MS Windows machine before you reformat the drive for FreeBSD.
If you are lucky enough to have the old machine on a local network you may want to ftp the
fonts over to your FreeBSD machine.
Check also the FAQ for xfstt for a list of sites (if you've done a make
clean, you can get the FAQ back by doing this: .
tar zxvf /usr/ports/distfiles/xfstt-1.1.tar.gz xfstt-1.1/FAQ
Once you have the fonts in your new TrueType directory you are ready to start the
Starting the server
You can start it by simply typing "xfstt &" at the command prompt.
You should insure that xfstt is started at boot time. This is easily
accomplished by adding the following lines to a script in /usr/local/etc/rc.d.
Call the script xfstt.sh, and add the following lines: